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  • Human Development And Development Of Human Language

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    language was the Forkhead Box Protein (FOXP2). This gene, located on chromosome 7, appeared during the development of the brain, heart, lungs, and guts in both fetal and adult humans. The FOXP2 protein is what's known as a transcription factor, meaning that it works to regulate the expression of other genes throughout the body, similar to how an “on-off switch” regulates a light. Orthologs of the FOXP2 gene have been found in other mammals, but the human FOXP2 is unique. While it is believed that hundreds

  • FOXP2 Genetic Analysis

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    FOXP2 gene mutation lead to speech disorder Human communication can classified into two groups which are speech and language. Speech refers to the mechanical aspects of verbal communication that requires proper use of articulation, voice and fluency. Whereas, language refers to a system of communication that consist of words, sounds and grammar. The examples for speech disorders are stuttering and dyspraxia, meanwhile for language disorders are specific language impairment (SLI) and dyslexia. In

  • FOXP2 And Language Development

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    Like previously discussed, FOXP2 is one of the most recent discoveries of a gene most likely related to language development, however, it is also involved in language impairment, influencing a new area of study within the genetic and evolutionary anthropology field. The authors of “Identification of FOXP2 Truncation as a Novel Cause of Developmental Speech and Language Deficits” state that this gene has derived within the past 200,000 years as the result of positive selection, which aligns with Pinker’s

  • Perhaps the foundational complex trait behind our uniqueness, human language is a phenotype

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    endowed humanity with unprecedented cognitive ability. The FOXP2 gene, a hallmark of our language genotype, and its environmental mechanisms are illuminating this integral phenotype. While a phenotype as multifaceted as human language is certainly polygenic, FOXP2 is distinct in being linked to grammar. Because genes enabling cognitive faculties are often implicated in pathology, when the famous “KE” family displayed mutated alleles of FOXP2 resulting in dyspraxia, a motor speech disorder,

  • Genetic Research Synthesis Essay

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    The researchers explained that FOXP2 may have an impact on language development since it is responsible for motor movement. Mutations occurred in FOXP2 in the evolution from chimpanzees to humans, suggesting a role in human language development (Newbury et al., 2010). The clinical implications of variations in FOXP2 could include impaired speech, expressive language, and written language. (Newbury et al., 2010). Newbury et

  • The Importance Of Primate Vocal Communication

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    There are clearly many language differences and barriers between human and non-human species, and primate vocal communication is a particularly intriguing one. Although primate vocal communication is incredibly different from human language, it is still important to examine the differences and similarities between human and nonhuman species. This examination can shine a light on the evolution of language. Both humans and non-human species have cognitive capabilities, and in humans, language and cognition

  • Summary Of The Movie 'Neanderthal'

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    I think the movie did portray the neanderthals abilities realistically. When Charlie made fire, used stone tools for his benefit, and hunted for small game in his habitat it showed a strongly realistic perception of him. When looking at archaeological evidence, we see that Neanderthals could carry out these duties and this is how they survived. Another time Charlie was perceived realistically was when he adapted to his new environment so quickly. A neanderthal's frontal lobe shows some of the first

  • Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle

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    The first topic addressed in this book that I will focus on is the social behavior of apes, specifically on courting rituals and mating behavior, such as the love dance performed by the “humans” in the novel. The second topic is the (in)capability of apes to produce human speech. In the novel, the apes all speak human language, but in reality, this is not a likely possibility. To elaborate on the first topic, when the “humans” in the novel are taken to the research facility, Ulysse soon realizes

  • Essay on The Evolution of Speech

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    The Evolution of Speech The purpose of this essay is to identify the evolutionary evidence of speech. The articles reviewed in this paper affirm the evidence of evolution of speech. Much is unknown about the evolution of speech, however, fossil evidence points to adaptations for speech appearing between 1.5 million and 500,000 years ago. Fossil evidence for the evolution of speech is shown in the earliest hominins to one of our well known ancestors, the homo erectus. There are differences between

  • Analysis Of What Makes Us Human

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    actually read about the things that go on in our brain? I learned about three different genes and their roles in our life. While one helps us develop our brain from before we are even born, with the development of it all, to encoding our RNA. HRA1, FOXP2 and ASPM have played a major role throughout our whole lives without us even knowing. Evidence shows that chimpanzees are our closest relatives. They nearly have the same brain as ours, correspondingly the same organization and complexity. The similarity